Meet Our Pediatric Rehabilitation Team

Our pediatric rehabilitation team features physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists who have extensive experience treating children and teens.

Get to know each of our team members below!

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Meet Our Pediatric Occupational Therapy Team

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Theresa Breen

Theresa is a pediatric occupational therapist at South Shore Health.

Occupational therapist Crystal Cote of South Shore Health

Crystal Cote

Crystal always wanted to help people. Beginning her journey into the OT field at Springfield College, a foundation of working with children was laid as she worked at the campus daycare and as an aide for children with Autism. Her love for working with children has continued at South Shore Health for more than 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family/friends and going to the beach.

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Autism care

MaryKate Gawron

Marykate Galluzzo 

Mary “Marykate” Galluzzo, OTD, ORT/L graduated from Tufts University with her master’s and post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy with a focus in adaptive swimming. Marykate is passionate about providing evidence-based and patient-centered care for children of all ages and abilities.  Marykate is a certified children’s yoga instructor and an adaptive swim instructor. She specializes in working with children with sensory processing and emotional regulation challenges as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and traveling with her husband, and their dog Timmy.


Clinical Interests: Clinical research, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory challenges, developmental delays and adaptive sports.

Julie Garber, OT

Julie Garber

Julie Garber, OTR/L has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist at South Shore Hospital since 2016. An alumnus of St. Ambrose University (1995), her passion to help children reach their potential along with her work experiences in early intervention, school-based therapy, and private practice guide her practice daily. She is passionate about working with patients who have a variety of developmental delays, sensory processing/modulation challenges, Autism, or physical challenges from a stroke or traumatic brain injury. She has special training in Autism, sensory processing, Therapeutic Listening®, and is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM). A mother of eight, in her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, and time with her family.

Clinical Interests: Developmental delays, Autism, sensory challenges

Meet Our Pediatric Physical Therapy Team

Physical therapist Andrea Ferreira of South Shore Health

Andrea Ferreira

Andrea Ferreira, PTA earned her associate degree in Physical Therapist Assistance at New England Institute of Technology in 2012. She also has a bachelor's degree in Science with a concentration in Motor Development Therapy. Andrea has experience working within multiple clinical settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and acute care. She has been at South Shore Health since 2015. This experience in multiple settings has allowed her to treat patients of all ages, from pediatric to adult, as well as aquatic therapy. She enjoys treating patients with neurological diagnoses. Andrea is Bilingual in English and Portuguese.

Clinical Interests: Neurological diagnoses

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Sidney Michaux, PT

Sidney Michaux, PT, DPT obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation in 2022.  She began her career working as an acute care physical therapist prior to joining the team at South Shore. Sidney is passionate about working with pediatric patients and their families to provide evidence based and family centered care to children to all ages, especially those with neurological and developmental needs. Outside of work, Sidney enjoys baking, exercise, and playing with her two dogs, Bailey and Maya.

Meet Our Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Team

Speech-language pathologist Lindsay Cagney of South Shore Health

Lindsay Cagney

Lindsay Cagney has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Health since 2019. She earned her degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2018 with a concentration in Voice Disorders. She is passionate about working with the pediatric population to help children find their individual voices. Lindsay enjoys working with children demonstrating language delays and facilitating early language development. She strives to empower parents/caregivers to work toward creating daily language opportunities for growth within their home environment. Lindsay also enjoys working with individuals who are experiencing vocal dysfunction or vocal fatigue. Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys performing in theater, singing, and crafting.

Clinical Interests: Early language, Autism, phonological disorders, functional voice disorders

Speech-language pathologist Jillian Watson of South Shore Health

Jillian Watson

Jillian Watson has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at South Shore Health since 2015, after earning her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University. She previously studied Linguistics and Spanish at UC Santa Barbara, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Jillian enjoys working with pediatric patients and their families to develop and strengthen their functional communication skills and social interactions. In her free time, Jillian enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

Clinical Interests: Autism, social language, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), speech sound disorders